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Medical Records to be Confidential -- exceptions, Iowa Code § 229.25

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Medical records to be confidential -- exceptions. 
Classifies medical records related to an individual’s involuntary hospitalization for mental health treatment as confidential and prohibits disclosure unless disclosure occurs pursuant to a specified exception (e.g., pursuant to a court order, with the individual’s consent, etc.). Permits the chief medical officer to disclose information for research purposes so long as an individual’s identity cannot be ascertained from the information.